Spreading the Word: Trans-Siberian Railway Stories

Today, I share with you an article and a short video created by the Russian-Swedish filmmaker Anastasia Kirillova about the stories of the staff working for the 9,289 kilometres long Trans-Siberian railway in Russia. As they describe it, "It pulls you in." Enjoy! Link to the article and video: https://psyche.co/films/it-pulls-you-in-the-staff-seduced-by-the-rhythms-of-the-trans-siberian-railway Image from Pixabay Keeping up …

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The Stories Told by Our Dreams

What do you dream about when you sleep? What about your friends, relatives? Sometimes it can be a lot of fun sharing those strange stories from our dreams. After all, they are just strange stories, they do not really mean anything. Or do they? Image by intographics from Pixabay Here is a thought to ponder …

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Spreading the Word: Day of Philosophy & Post No 100!

This is a special post on a special day. It is the annual World Philosophy Day, celebrated by UNESCO with a dedicated programme on the 19th and 20th November. What a great occasion to share with you the 100th post on the humanfactor.blog! "Philosophy is an inspiring discipline as well as an everyday practice that …

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To Explain or to Describe?

Last week I posted an article on the main approaches to thinking about the laws of nature. In short, we can demand that laws explain nature or we can be satisfied with them merely describing nature. But can we always tell the difference? Do we always know when we are just describing and when we …

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Spreading the Word: 2’000 year-old history of ‘Googling’

Today I share with you a an interesting article about the history of knowledge storage and search. In short - about libraries. I found it fascinating to learn how people developed improved ways of storing, codifying and searching for information. Have you ever heard about the great ancient library of Alexandria? Those are the beginnings …

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Spreading the Word: Existentialism

Today I share with you a short video about Existentialism. I think they've managed to capture the main ideas of this philosophical attitude nicely and have presented them in a clear way. We are all after meaning in our lives. And there is absurdity in that. Why? Well, as an existentialist would say - because …

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“The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell

It is a great book. A wealth of treasures to awaken your hungry imagination. Myths contain such depth of meaning that one needs an experienced guide to help reveal their wisdom. No doubt, Joseph Campbell was an amazing guide who had a life-long passion for myths (ever since his boyhood!). If you have ever tried …

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Spreading the Word: Learning to Love

This week I share with you a dose of emotional encouragement. At least that is what this video felt like to me. Indeed, so many of us would have much better lives, if we learned to love ourselves a little bit more. That would help both ourselves and those around us. Link to the lecture: …

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Our Universe: Fine-Tuning or Coincidence?

Our universe could have developed in a great number of different ways. Yet, it developed in such a way that allowed complexity and, in time, life to emerge. How so? For what reason? And, perhaps more importantly - why does it matter to even think about such things? Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay People have …

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